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SEN. LAFOLtETTE RAPS
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 3. Sen
ator LaFollette bitterly attacked
;the "kept press" of the nation in
a speech before the Periodical
Publishers' association last night.
He said that the magazines of
the country were drifting toward
the same "bound and gagged"
condition as the press already is
His speech was interrupted by
jeers and hisses, but the Wiscon
sin senator only made his utter
ances the more vigo'rous. When
he began he spoke from notes, but
as the jeering continued he spoke
He said the danger to the press
lay not in what a single paper
any one rich man might buy up
and use for hisown ends, but in
"that community of interests,
that interdependence of invest
ments which ties the publishers
to the banks, the advertisers and
the special interests."
( Snead Traced by Boyces.
Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 3.
The Boyce clan gathered in Fort
Worth today, and trouble is ex
pected at any minute.
Henry Boyce, a banker of Dal
hart, Texi, a third son of the slain
man, accompanied by two other
brothers, sat in the court room di
rectly opposite J. B. Snead, the
man who shot their father.
Mrs. Boyce, the slain man's
widow, arrived from Amarillo.
She is confined to her room in a
It was reported here today that
friends of Snead had ' raised a
fund of $250,000,000 to insure his
acquittal of the charge of murder.
It is said that it was this rumor
that brought the Boyces to town.
It was at the target practice of
the local company of territorials, '
and one of the officers was suit
ably holding forth on the matter
Sauntering swaggeringly up to
the latest recruit, he said:
"See here, my man, this thing
is a rifle. Here is the barrel, there
the stock. You slip the cartridge
The company was becoming
"Now," continued the officer,
"you put the weapon to ydur
shoulder. These little things on
the barrel are the sights. When
you have taken accurate aim pull
this little thing, which is the trig-
The company began to smile.
"Now, remember what T have
told you. Smarten up and look
more like a soldier!" went on the
captain, seeking to make a further
impression. "By the way, what is
your business f A clerk, I sup
pose?" "No, sir," came the reply; "I
am only a gunsmith !" Answers,
Gradually men folks begin to
brag less of their carpet beating
ability as spring draws nigh.
The self made man is not al
ways a well made man.
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